Robert is a seasoned entrepreneur having successfully launched and built three different Internet/Digital Media companies. He has a proven track record developing strong management teams, implementing corporate, financial and operating policies, and establishing important industry partnerships that helped build companies to highly profitable leadership positions. Robert is considered one of the leading experts in the virtual event industry, having been interviewed or quoted by such media outlets as ABC World News Tonight, New York Times, BusinessWeek, CBS, Fox, NBC, USA Today and The Washington Post.
Prior to PlatformQ, Robert was a co-founder of iCongo, Inc., which merged with Hybris in 2011 and was acquired by SAP earlier this year after growing to becoming the largest privately held ecommerce solutions provider. Robert was responsible for all sales, marketing, and business development activities. Robert established and managed relationships with many of the firm's key customers and partners, including The PGA of America, The National Hockey League, The Timberland Company, Callaway Golf, AOL Time Warner, IMG (International Management Group) and many others.
Robert was early advisor and served on the Board of Directors for Navic Networks, a leading addressable advertising and interactive television technology provider to the cable and direct broadcast satellite television industry. The company was acquired by Microsoft in June 2008.
Prior to iCongo and Navic Networks, Robert was Director of Corporate Finance for Primedia Inc., the business-to-business media and publishing company backed by Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts ("KKR"). During his three years with the company, Robert helped Primedia raise over $1 billion and was involved in the company's acquisition program. He was also actively involved in shaping Primedia's initial Internet business strategy.
Robert is a graduate of McGill University and received his MBA from Columbia Business School.